Northern California based garden design team Planted Places installs a beautiful poolside living wall installation for a client’s private home in Marin, California.
To quickly and elegantly build the living wall installation they used Florafelt Pocket Panels that are mounted to a wooden fence. Horizontal redwood 2x4 lumber is first mounted to float the living wall away from the fence. The air space behind the panels ensures the fence remains dry.
Automatic irrigation is provided to keep the plants moist. Drip emitters are placed at the top of the Florafelt Pocket Panels with two drip emitters per pocket. Each dripper is positioned to the side edges. The goal with Florafelt Pockets is to irrigate the pockets, not each plant. Florafelt is designed to collect moisture at the bottom fold. Roots roots seek the moisture and grow into the felted system. Unlike typical planters, roots grow through and into the moist felt. This allows for plants to grow to full maturity, far greater than the small size of each pocket.
Planted Places creates a beautiful mix of plants that create a cool and fresh design. For this project they worked with the owners who were involved in the actual planting of the project.
It’s more economical to start with smaller plants. The Florafelt Pockets are elegant enough on their own to highlight the new plantings and before long it will grow into a beautiful cacophony of life.